Special Report

States With the Fastest and Slowest Growing Economies

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30. Maine
> 3-year GDP growth: +1.4%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +2.0% (tied — 11th smallest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> Fastest shrinking industry: Nondurable goods manufacturing
> 3-year employment growth: +0.5% (the smallest increase)

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29. Arkansas
> 3-year GDP growth: +1.4%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +3.5% (14th largest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> Fastest shrinking industry: Mining
> 3-year employment growth: +6.3% (17th largest increase)

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28. Ohio
> 3-year GDP growth: +1.5%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +2.0% (tied — 11th smallest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Mining
> Fastest shrinking industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> 3-year employment growth: +2.7% (12th smallest increase)

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27. Pennsylvania
> 3-year GDP growth: +1.6%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +2.5% (tied — 21st smallest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Mining
> Fastest shrinking industry: Durable goods manufacturing
> 3-year employment growth: +2.5% (10th smallest increase)

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26. Wisconsin
> 3-year GDP growth: +1.6%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +2.5% (tied — 21st smallest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> Fastest shrinking industry: Mining
> 3-year employment growth: +4.0% (21st smallest increase)

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